Vocabulaire - Voyage en avion

Useful French vocabulary when dealing with air travel

Vocab

Un vol A flight
Aller simple One-way
Aller retour Return / round trip
Un avion A plane
L'aller Outward journey
Le retour Return journey
Un aéroport An airport
En première classe In first class
Le billet The ticket
Retardé Delayed
Annulé Cancelled
Un bagage à main One piece of hand luggage
Un bagage en soute One piece of hold luggage / a checked bag
Faire enregistrer ses bagages To check in
L'enregistrement The check in
La porte d'embarquement The departure gate
La carte d'embarquement The boarding card
Une compagnie aérienne low-cost A low cost airline

Q&A

carole

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2018

1 reply

airplane food

Is there a special term for "airline food" that captures the reality of how terrible it is?!  In U.S. we make jokes about it.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2018

29/12/18

Hi Carole,

The term for 'airplane food' would normally be :

'plateaux-repas servis à bord d'un avion' 

I have heard French people call it a 'collation' which is more a comment on the lightness of the meal than its quality.

I think the same jokes are made about 'airplane food' but can't think of a specific French term for it.

Hope this helps!

carole

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2018

1 reply

airplane food

Is there a special term for "airline food" that captures the reality of how terrible it is?!  In U.S. we make jokes about it.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2018

29/12/18

answered

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